What's in a name (change)?What's in a name (change)?https://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=74062013-05-16T10:01:00Z2013-05-14T00:00:00Z

TEXAS - The Office of Management and Budget has announced changes to the Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) around the nation. Several Texas MSAs were impacted due to the new definitions, which included MSA name changes and additions and omissions of counties in some of Texas' MSAs.

Below is a Texas chart depicting the new definitions and how they changed from the last definition.

New MSA Definitions 2013
MSA Name Counties
Abilene Callahan, Jones, Taylor
Amarillo Armstrong, Carson, *Oldham, Potter, Randall
Austin-Round Rock** Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis, Williamson
Beaumont-Port Arthur Hardin, Jefferson, *Newton, Orange
Brownsville-Harlingen Cameron
College Station-Bryan Brazos, Burleson, Robertson
Corpus Christi Aransas, Nueces, San Patricio
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, *Hood, Hunt, Johnson,
Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, *Somervell, Tarrant, Wise
El Paso El Paso, *Hudspeth
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land** Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston,
Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, Waller (San Jacinto dropped)
Killeen-Temple** Bell, Coryell, Lampasas
Laredo Webb
Longview Gregg, Rusk, Upshur
Lubbock Crosby, Lubbock, *Lynn
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission Hidalgo
Midland *Martin, Midland
Odessa Ector
San Angelo Irion, Tom Green
San Antonio-New Braunfels Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal,
Guadalupe, Kendall, Medina, Wilson
Sherman-Denison Grayson
Texarkana Bowie, Tex.; Miller, Ark.; * Little River, Ark.
Tyler Smith
Victoria Goliad, Victoria (Calhoun dropped)
Waco *Falls, McLennan
Wichita Falls Archer, Clay, Wichita

*County names added.
**Bolded MSA names have changed since previous definition.

Read more at the United States Census Bureau.

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